A Spirit Lake man will spend more than nine years in federal prison on drug charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Jesse Wendelsdorf was sentenced today (Wednesday) in his August conviction for conspiring to make and sell more than five grams of methamphetamine in the Spirit Lake area.
Prosecutors asked the judge to consider facts related to the murder of two-year-old Shelby Duis when considering the man’s sentence, but Judge Mark Bennett declined since Wendelsdorf had been acquitted of those charges in state court. Wendelsdorf will spend 115 months in prison, then four years on supervised release. There’s no parole in the federal system.